The game will run, but there are some issues with the animated mouse cursor, causing the game to slow extremely.
Also, after a skirmish ends, the game almost completely freezes due to the animated scores.
Videos are a bit jittery, but ok to watch since they aren't usually very long.
What does not
The installer. I copied the files from a Windows machine after installing and patching. After that it should run.
Playing with original CD-roms seems impossible. I used no-CD patches.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa||Jan 15 2019||4.0-rc6||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||sb9x|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 03 2016||1.9.13||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Gert van den Berg|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 17 2016||1.9.12-staging||No||Not installable||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Mageia 5||Jun 08 2016||1.9.9||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 05 2015||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||hirschi|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|30155||SafeDisc v2.05.030 fails due to driver dispatch routine status and irp.IoStatus.u.Status differing (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2)||NEW||View|
|31279||Age of Empires II SafeDisc v1.x driver crashes in IDT check (INT1/3 hooks)||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|33211||C&C: Red Alert 2 still runs very slowly and mouse cursor flickers||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|37991||C&C Red Alert 2 - Scrolling the map area with arrow keys is sluggish||UNCONFIRMED||View|
-- UPDATE --
If the game does not run correctly after these changes, remove them.
Add the following lines to ra2.ini: [Video] VideoBackBuffer=no If the game does not run correctly after these changes,remove them.
Network PlayIPX is tricky, and is fortunately no longer needed. Someone has written a patch to use TCP/IP instead.